Broken Projector: Let The Blockbuster Auteurs Play

The LEGO Movie

Studios should learn a powerful lesson from the one-two punch of The LEGO Movie and RoboCop. Specifically, that they’re getting in the way of their own success. How do you make a hit? By making a great movie. How do you make a great movie? Hire great filmmakers and then empower them to create. Unfortunately, there are some huge roadblocks on the path toward that Utopia. We’ll discuss them while envisioning a bright new future.

Plus, FSR Associate Editor Kate Erbland joins us for an Interrogation Reviewification of the aforementioned cyborg policeman movie, and we’ll all offer some ’80s movies we’d love/hate to see remade.

You should follow Kate (@katerbland), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

And, as always, if you like the show (or hate it with seething fervor), please help us out with a review.

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On This Week’s Show:

  • Rocket Raccoon for President  [0:00 –  1:00]
  • ’80s Remakes We Won’t Yell At (w/ Kate Erbland) [1:00 – 14:20]
  • RoboCop Interrogation Reviewification (w/ Kate Erbland also!) [14:20 – 27:00]
  • The Blockbuster Auteurs [27:00 – 43:30]
  • Heroes of the Week [43:00 – 45:00]

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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